Graphics accelerator

  • US 6,501,480 B1
  • Filed: 11/09/1999
  • Issued: 12/31/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/09/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A graphics accelerator comprising:

  • a local memory for storing graphics data, the graphics data including pixels;

    a coprocessor for performing operations on a plurality of components of a pixel of the graphics data; and

    a direct memory access (DMA) engine for transferring the graphics data between an external memory and the local memory, wherein the DMA engine moves data between the local memory and the external memory while the graphics accelerator is using the local memory for its load and store operations.

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